In a surprising move, the Philadelphia Fusion have announced the signing of streamer Philip “ChipSa” Graham.
What it's like when an Overwatch League team plays around a Doomfist?
— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) November 26, 2019
Initially, fans believed that the team signed him on as a streamer after the Fusion recently parted ways with Emre “Kabaji” Dincer and Jeff “emongg” Anderson. However, the Fusion’s President Tucker Roberts has confirmed that they have signed him on as a professional player.
Not a streamer, he's going pro!
— Tucker | T1 | Fusion (@BLT) November 26, 2019
The community has been in an uproar since the announcement, mostly because Chipsa is the brother of the Fusion’s assistant coach, Christopher “ChrisTFer” Graham. Shouts of “nepotism!” are being thrown around left and right by both professionals in the scene and fans.
Must be really exciting to work with a team that your brother coaches, what a crazy coincidence. 🤔 https://t.co/d7lbB0PdwB
— Jayne (@AskJayne) November 26, 2019
Other than a brief stint on a team called The Chavs in 2017, Chipsa has not had professional team experience. Many consider him to be a toxic player and he is known for being a streamer.
Ultimately, this move is likely confusing for fans as they have been hoping for news of another main tank signing. With the addition of Chipsa to the team, the Philadelphia Fusion now have six DPS players on their roster. Yesterday, the Fusion announced the signing of Hee-Su “Heesu” Jeong, but he will be ineligible to play until March of next year due to his age. Simon “snillo” Ekström’s status on the team is also unclear at this point, but many assume he will continue to play for the Fusion’s academy team, Fusion University.
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